The task of Sociology in an age of austerity? Reflecting on #BritSoc13

This is a tweeted paraphrase of how BSA president John Holmwood described the task of sociology in his presidential address at the British Sociological Association conference. Do you agree? If so, what does this mean in practice? What should sociologists do? In practical terms how can we ‘occupy public debate’ and ‘make inequality matter’? If you don’t agree then what do you think the task of sociology should be in our present circumstances? Let us know via the comments box, twitter, facebook or e-mail and we’ll compile your answers and publish them.


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